Nor’easter Heads Northeast

March 26th, 2014 at 8:57 am by under Weather

The blog title wasn’t meant to be funny, but I guess it might have produced a chuckle or two.  Anyway, yesterday we had a mess out there with rain and snow and dropping temperatures.  As predicted we had a dusting in many areas, but it was coming down pretty good for a while from the Peninsula northward.

Satellite/Radar

Satellite/Radar

A lot of the snow melted between last night and this morning.  However, Accomack county had about 2-3″ of snow.  So the public schools had to cancel today due to the road conditions.  This photo was sent in by Dan and Connie which shows some of the conditions up there:

Snow In Accomack County

Snow In Accomack County

Today the nor’easter has pushed up towards Boston.  It is causing some bad blizzard conditions up there.

Nor'easter Hits The Northeast

Nor’easter Hits The Northeast

Along with heavy snow, I saw a wind gust to 69mph up in Nantucket, MA.  They may see some gusts to hurricane force today.  That’s incredible!  Meanwhile around here, high pressure is building in from the west.  Between the building high and the departing low we’ll see strong winds from the northwest.  Winds will gust up to 35-40mph near the shore.  We’ll see a lot of sunshine, but highs will only be in the low 40s.  Wind chills will be in the 20s and 30s through the afternoon.  By tonight the wind will settle down.  With clear skies and dry air this will let the temperatures drop to the 20s in most locations.  There will be some 30s near the shore.  Bring in the potted plants again if you haven’t already.  You also may want to bring the pets in for the night.  Especially the little Chihuahuas.

The record low for tonight is 23 degrees (1955).  I doubt we’ll get that low in Norfolk, but it will be well below the average low of 43.

Tomorrow will be quiet with highs near 50.  We’ll see warmer temperatures (70s) Friday and Saturday.  There will be a chance for rain from Friday evening through Saturday.  We may even see some thunderstorms on Saturday.  As I mentioned before….the long term looks pretty mild/warm compared to the recent wintry temperatures.

Meteorologist: Jeremy Wheeler

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